The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) teaches that there was a great apostasy after the time of the apostles. After this supposed complete apostasy of all believers, the true Christian church ceased to exist on the earth until it was restored by Joseph Smith less than 200 years ago. However, this teaching of the LDS church contradicts the promise of Jesus Christ himself:
Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven. And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. (Matthew 16:16-18).
Jesus stated that he would build his church and the gates of hell would not prevail against it. So, either Jesus was wrong and his church was destroyed or the LDS church is wrong and there never was an apostasy. I am going to stake my eternity on the promise of Jesus. Shouldn’t you?